GREAT PROGRESS/ GREAT COURAGE! HOUSE COMMITTEE THROWS SB 40 LANGUAGE OUT! ( Great idea!)
We are closer to getting a senate vote on our immigration bill! More action needed!
Several hundred people emailed me today asking what the “great news coming Monday” I mentioned Sunday was. Short explanation and a new message for your phone calls below.
As I pray everyone on this list understands, after months of work and research, the Georgia House passed the most well-written illegal immigration enforcement bills in the nation early this month. Written by Rep. Matt Ramsey, HB 87 will set a new standard for state immigration and employment enforcement nationwide.
The Georgia senate also passed a bill – SB 40 – from Senator Jack Murphy. One of the most poorly written pieces of legislation I have ever seen go to the senate floor. But I have only been going to the Gold Dome for eight years.
The senate has not allowed a committee hearing on HB 87.
Yesterday, in a very unusual and determined move, the House Judiciary (non-civil) committee took about five minutes to substitute the language of HB 87 into SB 40 and passed it out to the House Rules committee. This was a very bold move and should be remembered for years to come. It was the talk of the Capitol today. You can read about it HERE.
THANK YOU CHAIRMAN RICH GOLICH!
I was so excited to see it, I got up at 4:30 AM and was at the Capitol by 6:30 for the 8:45 hearing. The illegal alien lobby had a cow once they realized what happened (my morning grin).
THIS IS A GIANT LEAP FORWARD AND A CLEAR CHALLENGE TO THE LT. GOVERNOR, CASEY CAGLE, AND TO THE SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM, TOMMIE WILLIAMS WHO HAVE STALLED HB 87 IN THE SENATE AT THE DIRECTION OF SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS WITH FAT WALLETS.
Right now, both SB 40 and HB 87 have the same language, including the E-Verify requirement. When the full House votes to pass SB 40 and sends it back to the senate, the senate can simply vote yes and the legislation will go to the governor for his signature… IF THE LEGISLATION IS PASSED INTACT WITHOUT BEING REDUCED TO SOMETHING WORSE THAN SB 40 WAS BEFORE TODAY.
The problem is that the Farm Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce and the restaurant association and the hotel association and various other business lobbying groups are putting an unbelievable amount of pressure on Lt. Governor Cagle and Senator Williams to kill the bill (to make it easier, just always refer to it as “HB 87”), so they can keep using the black market labor and save money while the taxpayers pay for the illegals services. Legal labor costs more than the people who didn’t get arrested when they came over our borders illegally. These two elected officials – both Republicans – are going to decide if the senate will be allowed to pass the legislation and drive illegal aliens out of Georgia – which is exactly what will happen if we win.
If we lose, our kids will inherit what I call Georgiafornia. A state that will fill up with even more illegals, and American workers will continue to watch resentful illegal aliens take our jobs and lower our wages. English will be the language of “old-Georgia.” The Georgia senate will decide.
ACTION NEEDED: make the Georgia senate pick the American side over the illegal employer/ illegal alien/ACLU side. We have very little time – a matter of days.This is the last full week of the 2011 General Assembly session. (Jerry Gonzalez, and the band of fringe open borders crazies will be in the Capitol all day tomorrow working to counter your phone calls and emails. HERE
Our job was made much easier yesterday. Now, we only need to contact two offices. Those of the Lt. Gov and the Senate President Pro Tem. (feel free to call Governor Deal to thank him for his promise to support an Arizona style enforcement bill like HB 87. 404 656 1776 – the crazies are calling him asking for a veto already)
Please call, email and fax these two Republican, conservative (?) elected officials and deliver your message – make your voice heard!
The message is simple: ” Please tell Lt. Governor Cagle/Senator Williams that the majority of Georgians want a vote in the senate on HB 87/SB 40 INTACT – we have long memories and a clear view of what is going on in the Capitol. I am one of millions of Georgians who have had enough of illegal immigration and vote in every election who wants a senate vote this week. We don’t want to live in Georgiafornia! We must all pick a side. I have…”
*Lt Governor Casey Cagle
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
TEL: (404) 656-5030
FAX: (404) 656-6739
Email the Lieutenant Governor
*Senate President Pro Tem Tommie Williams
Phone: (404) 656-0089
Fax: (404) 463-5220
I will post more info and news HERE this week.
Thanks for all of your help and THANK YOU to the people who have sent in contributions the last several weeks – it is what is keeping us going.